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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Moods by John Preston

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Chapter 3
Understanding the Human Mind, the Brain, and Emotions
In This Chapter
• Developing effective action strategies for coping
• Understanding people’s different emotional responses to identical life events
• Things that can influence inherent emotional sensitivity “set points”
• The perception of controllability of stressors matters a lot
 
When it comes to finding ways to effectively deal with difficult emotional struggles, there are no simple answers, no quick fixes, and no magic. People are not simple minded. All human emotions and moods are certainly influenced by stresses you encounter in your life, but, ultimately, how you feel and react will almost always be unique. Confronted by identical, difficult life circumstances, no two people ...

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